St Kilda Beach Osteopathy is committed to providing new treatments to support our client’s healing process. Shockwave Therapy is the latest addition to our range of treatment modalities.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is a research-proven, non-invasive treatment modality used to treat inflamed muscles and tendons. Shockwaves are high pressure sound waves that travel through the skin to damaged tissue stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Shockwave Therapy can help with…
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
- Bursitis and neuritis
- Muscular trigger points
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain/ Heel Spurs)
- Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy
- Peroneal Tendinopathy (Lateral Foot Pain)
- Ankle Ligament Injuries
- Foot Fractures
- Other tendinopathies of the foot and ankle
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Shockwave Therapy treatments are safe and non-invasive. A shockwave is a sound wave which is about 1000 times stronger than an ultrasound. They create changes in the tissue at a microscopic level disrupting the chronic pain pathways.
When can I expect to see results?
Shockwave Therapy can induce an instant therapeutic effect by inhibiting substance-P production (a peptide involved in the perception of pain). As such, the majority of patients experience pain reduction and a greater range of movement immediately after the procedure.
Long-term tissue healing generally begins after a few days, and may continue for weeks to months.
What is required?
We will always recommend at least two treatments to assess the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for you. Usually between 3-5 treatments are required to achieve a therapeutic effect resulting in tissue resolution and healing.